Balancing act: Refocusing your high school jock so studies take precedent

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Backyard Sports Timeout – Where our coaches field parents’ questions about Team Sports and offer ways to make it the Fun, Enriching Experience it’s supposed to be Q: My son plays varsity football. While we are proud of his athletic ability, we have seen a steady decline in his grades and interest in school. He's a junior and this year is important for college admissions. How do we strike the right balance between school and sports? A: It's difficult to curtail something like sports Read more [...]

We want our daughter to get an athletic scholarship. What should we do to help better her chances?

Backyard Sports Timeout – Where our coaches field parents’ questions about Team Sports and offer ways to make it the Fun, Enriching Experience it’s supposed to be Q: Our daughter is an excellent basketball player. We want her to get an athletic scholarship. Is this a realistic goal and what should we do to help better her chances? A: There are kids out there who have exceptional natural abilities, but it's not just the ability that makes them good, it's that they have the intrinsic motivation Read more [...]